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No Injuries During Blaauwklippen Fire Due To Heroic Efforts From Staff And Firefighters

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Blaauwklippen Wine Estate was ravaged by a devasting fire this weekend. The fire burnt down the historic estate’s Manor House, Jonkershuis and Cathedral.

Thanks to the heroic efforts of Blaauwklippen’s Disaster Management crew, staff and local fire rescue services, all guests and staff were successfully evacuated, and no injuries were sustained.

“This is a devastating loss not only for Blaauwklippen Wine Estate but for South African heritage. Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest wine farms in Stellenbosch. Both the Jonkershuis and Manor House were beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture dating back to the 1700s,” said CEO of Newmark Hotels & Reserves, Neil Markovitz. Newmark Hotels & Reserves is Blaauwklippen’s hospitality management partner.

Markovitz added that Blaauwklippen’s owners had already made a firm commitment to rebuild and restore the Manor House and that Newmark’s operational teams would assist with this.

We apologise for the inconvenience to guests. Newmark’s reservations team is currently assisting affected guests with their bookings.

About Newmark Hotels and Reserves 

Newmark Hotels & Reserves lives by the promise of “experience authentic”. It creates memorable and unique experiences for guests – authentic to the location, environs, and people of each of its properties.

From gracious boutique luxury hotels, vibrant city hotels, inspiring safari lodges, to blissful island getaways – Newmark is a curator of occasions that excite, serve, soothe and take care of its guests. Occasions that are complemented by sensorial cuisine, directed by Newmark’s Group Head Chef and enhanced by its Group Sommelier’s selected wine choices.

Established in 2007, Newmark Hotels & Reserves has its roots in Cape Town, and continues to expand throughout Africa. The hospitality management company’s South African footprint includes Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront, the magnificent Cape Winelands, the open skies of the Karoo, the rolling green hills of the UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere and the vast Kruger National Park where lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard roam free. Further afield Newmark’s guests can experience West African golf experiences, the majesty of the Great Migration and the opulence of Mauritian and Zanzibar beach resorts.

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